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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New coronavirus appears deadlier than Sars, says HKU

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... the government's preparedness for a possible outbreak of novel coronavirus. Additional reporting by McClatchy-Tribune   ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Mysterious coronavirus, though not less infectious, has a higher mortality rate and infects many species, Hong Kong researchers find New virus appears ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1201377/hk-researchers-find-mysterious-new-coronavirus-could-be-deadlier-sars
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudi Arabia reports new case of Sars-like coronavirus

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in Riyadh

    ... Agencies in Riyadh Saudi Arabia reports second person with novel coronavirus, but he has recovered New case of Sars-like virus in Middle East Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry has ... The ministry said the unidentified patient was hospitalised with "pneumonia caused by the new virus known as novel Coronavirus". It said the patient had since recovered and that he had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1075804/saudi-arabia-reports-new-case-sars-coronavirus
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Coronavirus sparks fears of wider human transmission

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... been evidence of limited transmission between humans, and last week the WHO said two Saudi health workers had contracted the deadly coronavirus from patients- the first evidence of transmission ... infected in Europe and Tunisia had links to or had travelled in the Middle East. The WHO said the virus had been renamed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS CoV). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1244609/coronavirus-sparks-fears-wider-human-transmission
  4. News - Hong Kong

    'Coronavirus belongs to same family as Sars'

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 04:23pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... president of the University of Hong Kong’s Centre of Infection, said the novel coronavirus belongs to the same family as the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus that killed 299 people in Hong Kong, and others worldwide, in 2003. Ho, speaking on a radio programme, said he believed the novel coronavirus had the same origin as the Sars virus and that their transmission routes to humans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1153125/coronavirus-just-deadly-sars-says-doctor
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear grips Saudi Arabia as coronavirus deaths reach 15

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh and Geneva WHO appeals for calm as disease confirmed to have 'limited' human transmission Fear grips Saudis as coronavirus toll hits 15 Panic has gripped Saudis in the country's east, where most cases of a deadly novel coronavirus have been detected, as the death toll in the kingdom hits 15. Scores of people have reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1237713/fear-grips-saudi-arabia-coronavirus-deaths-reach-15
  6. News - Hong Kong - SARS

    Hong Kong on alert as France confirms more cases of Sars-like virus

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang Doctors put on alert over Sars-like bug Hong Kong's Centre of Health Protection yesterday told doctors to be extra vigilant for suspected symptoms of a new Sars-like coronavirus, as new cases in France took the confirmed number of cases globally to 34. Paris' Health Ministry said the second diagnosis of the coronavirus appeared to be a possible case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237000/sars-virus-puts-hong-kong-doctors-alert-france-confirms-more-cases
  7. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia detects four new Sars-like cases

    Posted May 14th 2013, 03:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh Four more cases of the deadly coronavirus have been detected in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said, raising the number of people infected from ... contracted the coronavirus, and that 15 of them have died. The World Health Organisation had said earlier that 34 cases have been reported worldwide since the virus was first detected in September ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1237559/saudi-detects-four-new-sars-cases
  8. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia confirms another death from Sars-like virus

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 08:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dubai Follow @SCMP_News Saudi Arabia has announced another death from the Sars-like novel coronavirus (nCoV) in its central al-Qassim region, bringing the total number of deaths in the kingdom to 17. A non-Saudi, whose nationality and age were not given, died on Tuesday, the Health Ministry said on its website late on Wednesday. It said he had been admitted to a hospital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1244320/saudi-arabia-confirms-another-death-sars-virus
  9. News - Hong Kong - SARS ANNIVERSARY

    Hong Kong woman tests negative for Sars-like virus

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:13pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... labouratory test results for respiratory specimens from the 37-year-old woman were negative for the novel coronavirus, a department spokesman said. The woman, with good past health, travelled ... the spokesman said. The novel coronavirus has killed 11 people since it was first reported in the Middle East last September. It is also associated with Sars or severe respiratory disease that killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1207555/hk-woman-tests-negative-sars-virus
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Deadly virus won't spark Hong Kong Sars epidemic, scientists say

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND XINHUA

    ... Emily Tsang and Xinhua Coronavirus that killed one person in the Middle East is different to Asian bug, scientists confirm Deadly virus won't spark Sars epidemic The coronavirus that has recently emerged in the Middle East and killed one person has been confirmed as a different bug from the one that caused the deadly Sars epidemic in 2003. "It is a new coronavirus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048063/deadly-virus-wont-spark-hong-kong-sars-epidemic-scientists-say

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